“Why do we have to be married? or not married? Why can’t we do what the hell we like? Men can. They can sleep with woman without getting a name for themselves, they can have careers. Well, I am going to do exactly what I like and to hell with the rest of them.”
"After I gave you that lamp, we ate at that terrible Chinese. It’s an angle-poise because you press your face too close to the page when you read and there’s never enough light. You won’t wear glasses because you say your nose is too small and with gasses you’d look like a mole. Which you don’t… Wouldn’t. They’d suit you. You’d look just as… fairly beautiful as you are. It’s yellow because you said no-one wants a yellow lamp. So I thought if I got it for you in yellow then no-one would steal it from your desk. I do give these things quite a lot of consideration, you see… The devil is in the detail."